Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Dance Me To The End Of Love At 1985 Elixir Festival, Guéhenno


Jo Meul has tracked down another (partial) Leonard Cohen performance at the 1985 Elixir Festival in Guéhenno. The minute or so of Dance Me To The End Of Love includes good views of Leonard and his band, including Anjani Thomas on keyboards and vocals. There is another 30 entertaining seconds of scenes devoted to the audience at the 1985 Elixir Festival, perhaps the most incongruous of settings for a Leonard Cohen show. For more about Leonard’s appearance at this festival, see Leonard Cohen At 1985 Elixir Festival, Guéhenno With Video Of “Passing Through” Performance.

Listen To Complete 1985 Leonard Cohen Graz Concert Online

grazJo Meul alerts us that yet another well known bootleg has appeared on YouTube: Leonard Cohen’s July 07, 1985 Graz concert is a high quality, soundboard recording featuring 23 songs.

– “Bird On The Wire” pops @ 7:25-7:27 (problem with recorder or PA?)
– “Avalanche” (cut @ 1:29 + dropout @ 1:37)
– “Tennessee Waltz” (abrupt cut @ 0:33)
– “Joan Of Arc” (dropouts @ 1:39-1:44 + the song ends abruptly)
– “Heart With No Companion” (dropout @ 0:12)

Note: The soundcheck, which is available on the recording, is not included in this video.

Leonard Cohen – Live
Graz, Austria: July 07, 1985


– Bird On The Wire
– The Law
– Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
– There Is A War
– Who By Fire
– Dance Me To The End Of Love
– Diamonds In The Mine
– The Gypsy’s Wife
– Hallelujah
– Coming Back To You
– Chelsea Hotel #2
– The Stranger Song
– Story Of Isaac
– Famous Blue Raincoat
– Lover Lover Lover
– The Partisan
– Suzanne
– Memories
– If It Be Your Will
– Passin’ Through
– I Tried To Leave You
– Sisters Of Mercy
– The Night Comes On

Hear Complete 1985 Leonard Cohen Vienna Concert


Jo Meul alerts us to the recent appearance of the audio recording of the July 6, 1985 Leonard Cohen Vienna concert on YouTube. This good quality bootleg includes many songs not performed during the 2008-2013 tours, including Memories, Tennessee Waltz, Story of Isaac, and Diamonds in the Mine. (Note: The final song on the video is Heart With No Companion; the setlist from LeonardCohenFiles, shown below, indicates the last song was a second rendition of Dance Me to the End of Love)

Setlist: July 6, 1985 – Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria
(Source: LeonardCohenFiles)

  1. Bird on the Wire
  2. The Law
  3. Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
  4. There Is a War
  5. Who by Fire
  6. Dance Me to the End of Love (1)
  7. The Gypsy’s Wife
  8. Diamonds in the Mine
  9. Hallelujah
  10. Coming Back to You
  11. Avalanche
  12. A Singer Must Die
  13. The Stranger Song
  14. Chelsea Hotel #2
  15. Night Comes On
  16. Story of Isaac
  17. Famous Blue Raincoat
  18. Lover Lover Lover
  19. Sisters of Mercy
  20. Tennessee Waltz
  21. The Partisan
  22. So Long, Marianne
  23. Memories
  24. If It Be Your Will
  25. Suzanne
  26. I Tried to Leave You
  27. Heart With No Companion
  28. Dance Me to the End of Love (2)